Greater Morristown weekend preview: Now that everyone’s shoveled out…

New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella.
New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella.
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

From ballet to Stomp, from Queen Victoria to New Jersey gender politics, Greater Morristown offers loads of stimulating entertainment and educational options this weekend.

Scroll down for details– and call ahead, just to make sure everyone is dug out from the snowstorm.

Check our handy calendar  for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

The Post-Downton Abbey Support Group convenes at 7 pm in the Morristown & Township Library to review the new PBS series Victoria. Admission: Free. Light refreshments. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

MY QUEEN! Jenna Coleman stars as 'Victoria' on PBS.
MY QUEEN! Jenna Coleman stars as ‘Victoria’ on PBS.
Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling.
Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area presents three New Jersey political experts speaking about gender voting issues and their impact on America’s future.  Featuring Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers; Kelly Ditmar of the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics; and Dan Cassino, political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The 7 pm talk at the Visiting Nurse Association (175 South St., Morristown) is free. Contact Cecile Kent for more details.

 

 


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, ST. PATRICK’S DAY:

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Spuyten Duyvil comes to The Minstrel in Morris Township at 8 pm, with openers Moss Henry & the Bryophytes. Admission: $10. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Video: Spuyten Duyvil rocks The Minstrel in 2012:

Stomp brings its explosive, unique rhythms to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$89. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

stompThe band Bullshark performs in the Rathskeller at Morristown’s Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, from 9 pm to midnight.  At 110 South St.

 


SATURDAY, MARCH 18:

The Whippany River cleanup has been moved to April 1 because of snow left by Winter Storm Stella.
Help clean the Whippany River in Morristown, from 8:30 am to noon. Gather at Bethel AME Church on Spring Street. Garbage bags, gloves, hip waders, and safety vests will be provided by the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee.

Volunteers prowl for debris in Whippany River during cleanup in Morristown. Photo by Scott Schlosser
Volunteers prowl for debris in Whippany River during cleanup in Morristown. Photo by Scott Schlosser

Author and scholar Amy-Jill Levine will speak about Setting Jesus in His Jewish Context, at 9:30 am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Admission: $20. At South Stree and Miller Road.

Amy-Jill Levine
Amy-Jill Levine
Demonstrator for immigration rights at Women's March in NYC, Jan. 21, 2017. Photo by Jim Stevenson
Demonstrator for immigration rights at Women’s March in NYC, Jan. 21, 2017. Photo by Jim Stevenson

Immigration rights advocates are hosting a rally, No Hate, No Fear, Immigrants are Welcome Here!, at 2 pm at St. Margaret’s Church in Morristown. It will start with music and prayers, and continue with a march to the Green, and then down South Street to town hall. All are welcome. Organized by Wind of the Spirit.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center for shows at 2 pm and 5 pm. Based in the PBS show. For ages 2-6. Tickets: $20 to $50. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

 

Daniel Tiger

The ladies of New Jersey Roller Derby start their season at 5:30 pm with a doubleheader at InLine Morristown. Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the event. Doors open at 4:45 pm. At 38 Dumont Place.

nj roller derby poster

The Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet performs at the Morristown United Methodist Church at 7:30 pm. Tickets: Suggested donation: $20 for adults/$15 seniors; Students free with ID. Advance tickets $17/$12 by calling 973-538-2132. At 50 S. Park Place.

Video: The Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet

Josh Stafford, music director at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, will demonstrate how he won the prestigious 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, with a 7:30 pm concert on the church’s 1930 Skinner organ. At South Street and Miller Road.

josh stafford concert

The UpTown Flutes perform at Grace Church in Madison at 7:30 pm. Admission: Donation at the door. This is the 20th season of the Grace Music Series, founded by donations at the wedding of Anne Matlack and Jabez Van Cleef, to showcase local musicians. At 4 Madison Ave. Call 973-377-0106 for more.

Uptown Flutes
Uptown Flutes

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market returns at 10 a.m.to Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, where it will be every Sunday through April 9, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm.  It’s presented by the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network, at 24 Mills St.

Top classical musicians between ages 16 and 22 will compete for prizes at the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Top classical musicians between ages 16 and 22 will compete for prizes at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Eleven top young classical musicians will compete for prize money at noon in Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township. The Pearl and Julius Young Music Competition is presented by the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. Admission: Free. At 2 Convent Road.

At 2 pm it’s Viva Italia, a musical tour of sunny Italy with a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. Tickets: $40/$38 for seniors/$35 for Museum members/$20 for students 18 and under. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township. Call 973-971-3706. While you’re at the Museum, check out the new exhibition showcasing Italian glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra.

New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 3 pm. Tickets: $15 to $25. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella.
New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella.

Action Together New Jersey presents a discussion, Navigating Tough Cultural Conversations, at 4:30 pm in Morris Plains. Tiffany Taylor Smith, founder of Culture Learning Partners, will lead the talk. Admission is free, but registration is recommended. At 46 Gibraltar Drive.

Action Together flyer

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